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Cafe Metropole

$$ - $$$French, ,
Place De Brouckere 31 | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 214 26 27
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“cake” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
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French, Belgian, Bar, Cafe, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Place De Brouckere 31 | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent service. The terrace will be wonderful once the Place de Brouckère will have been restored to its former glory... Decor is something out of a Hercule Poirot movie!

Thank Paulina129
Cécile P, manager at Cafe Metropole, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Paulina, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time in Café Métropole. We look forward to welcoming you again, perhaps on the terrace. Wishing you a lovely day, Directeur de salle

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We got up and left because the waiter was over the top rude. And he was rude to my polite grown-up son, so enough's enough. Too many friendly places to eat to endure that treatment. Retire if you hate people and your job.

Thank wanderingbark
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Very nice cafe. Food is average and some of the chairs and booth upholstery terribly torn. It is good for when staying in the hotel but not worth just going there.

Thank AntonHayward
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Our party of seven made a beeline for the Cafe after our evening meal. It takes you a while to focus on the drinks menu as your eyes take in the sumptuous surroundings of a bygone era. Art nouveau abounds. The drinks on offer are...More

Thank AleksHuddersfield
Cécile P, Manager at Cafe Metropole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AleksHuddersfield, First of all sorry for our late reply. Thank you very much for your kind words. It's a real pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your time at Café Métropole. We look forward to welcoming you among us in a near future....More

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

One of those fantastic old fashioned Cafe/Restaurants. Still a witness of exuberant Old World opulence. Recommended if you're in a nostalgic mood or just want to escape modern times for a while.More

Thank Peter D
Cécile P, Manager at Cafe Metropole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for your kind comment and sorry for the late reply. It's a real pleasure to read that you have enjoyed the décor at Café Métropole. We look forward to welcoming you among us in a near future. Have a...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

Every city has a must visit cafe, Paris boasts of the Cafe de la Pais, the Majestic in Porto is just that and the Cafe Central in Malaga is another big hitter in its particular genre. This luxurious outlet in the art noveau style, the...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Stopped of here before leaving Brussels. Needed to kill a hour so checked it out on TA and it’s easy to locate. I care from Brussels north, its two stops from there on either the 3 or 4 underground ( Brouckère station) located 30 seconds...More

1  Thank MickyToughMudder
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Spectacular place to eat or have a quiet drink with very polite waiters , A bit pricey but why not for the calibre of Hotel while on holiday. excellent.

Thank anthony F
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Found the Cafe Metropole to be a most enjoyable experience. The setting and decor are beautiful and luxurious and convey a relaxed ambiance. The waiter was very friendly yet efficient. I ordered the popular mussels cooked in white wine and found it to be absolutely...More

2  Thank Peter C
Reviewed March 7, 2018

After walking all over town stopped by to have tea and small bite to eat. The ambiance was wonderful. Beautiful place, quiet and great food. Ended up having meals and enjoyed our stop at Cafe Metropole. Highly recommend stopping by while visiting Brussels.

Thank euscarol
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October 29, 2017|
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Response from Cgomez13 | Reviewed this property |
I think there is a mistake here, I think the question is for Café Metropole, not for me, I do not see any rudeness in my review, here it is: Very nice café-bar-terrace, classic environment, great to have an espresso or a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $70
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place De Brouckere 31 | Hotel Metropole, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 214 26 27
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Situé sur la trépidante Place de Brouckère, le Café Métropole vous propose une cuisine de type brasserie haut de gamme dans la tradition bruxelloise. La carte du Café renoue avec l’histoire de la création de cet établissement par la famille de brasseurs Wielemans-Ceuppens en 1890. On peut y découvrir une sélection exigeante de bières artisanales belges, venir prendre le thé et y déguster une cuisine subtile et raffinée. Cette brasserie de luxe accueille ses clients dans un cadre Art Nouveau où les décors d’époques ont été conservés ; l’intérieur et l’extérieur du bâtiment étant classés. Les clients peuvent ainsi choisir, entre se poser dans le cadre intime et somptueux de l’intérieur du café ou prendre le pouls de la ville, été comme hiver, en s’attablant à la terrasse chauffée. Le Café Métropole propose 80 places à l’intérieur et 150 à l’extérieur, réparties en deux terrasses distinctes durant l’été. Un soin particulier est employé à l’accueil et au service de la clientèle tout comme à la qualité des produits proposés, et ceci dans le souci légitime de ne pas faillir à la tradition d’excellence de l’Hôtel auquel le Café appartient. Cette circulation des savoir-faire traditionnels et d’excellence entre l’intérieur de l’Hôtel et l’extérieur, son Café, contribue à favoriser les échanges dans ce lieu mythique où les bruxellois croisent depuis toujours des grands noms du cinéma, de la science, de la presse ou de la politique. Au cœur de Bruxelles, le Café Métropole est l’endroit idéal pour rencontrer des clients, faire une pause shopping, ou se retrouver, tout simplement.
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